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Softball sweeps two from East Carolina

With one swing of the bat, the Cav softball team took the wind out of the Pirates' sails and swept both games of a doubleheader yesterday against East Carolina at The Park. After being down 5-0 after two innings, the Cavaliers (24-34, 3-3 ACC) took matters into their own hands.


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Men's lacrosse earns ACC annual awards

The Virginia men's lacrosse program claimed two of the three annual ACC awards Tuesday. Drew McKnight was named the conference Player of the Year and coach Dom Starsia was named Coach of the Year. McKnight's selection marks the second year in a row that a Cavalier has been selected ACC Player of the Year; current Virginia asst.


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Anna-tude

Anna Prillaman is competitive, composed and confident without being cocky -qualities the Virginia women's basketball program hopes will make her a star.


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Jenkins named lax player of week

Virginia men's lacrosse player David Jenkins was named Division I Player of the Week for his instrumental role in helping the Cavaliers claim their second straight ACC championship over the weekend.


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13 final pearls of sports wisdom

All I ever wanted to do was write some sports articles in my spare time. Now, one term as editor, 200-plus articles and several nasty e-mails later, this column marks the close of a long and satisfying era in my life. While technically I still have one article left - an opinion column for The Cavalier Daily's graduation issue - I'm much more sentimental about writing the words you're reading now. However, that doesn't mean that the millions ... and millions ... of my diehard fans (a list that includes the staff of The Declaration, "Jim Beam" who regularly posts at thesabre.com and current Cav quarterback Dan Ellis) should reach for that box of Kleenex.


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Dawn of a new era

Dawn Staley knows a thing or two about being busy. While balancing commitments to both the WNBA and the USA National Team, the former Virginia basketball standout has taken on yet another project.


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Trussell stifles Cavaliers in JMU win

James Madison freshman righthander Mike Trussell dazzled the Cavaliers yesterday at the U.Va. Baseball Field, allowing only six hits en route to a complete game 3-1 victory against Virginia. David Stone's RBI fielder's choice gave the Cavs (19-25-1, 7-11 ACC) an unearned run and a quick lead in the third inning. Mark Hurrie and Alexander Starr combined to shut down the Dukes (30-15) for most of the game, but JMU tied the game in the eighth and scraped together two runs in the top of the ninth.


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Baseball earns series win over No. 10 UNC

The only things hotter than the heat-radiating bleachers at the U.Va Baseball Field yesterday were Tim LaVigne's bat and Brandon Creswell's arm. The hitting-pitching combination cleared the way for Virginia to take a 10-6 victory against No.


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Virginia grabs repeat conference title

COLLEGE PARK, Md.-The Virginia men's lacrosse team must be starting to like the idea of playing at Maryland's Byrd Stadium. After winning last year's NCAA Championship at the stadium and defeating the Terps there earlier this year, the Cavs returned to Byrd this weekend and beat North Carolina and Maryland to capture the ACC Tournament title. "I like playing on this field," senior midfielder Jay Jalbert said.


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ACCs prove difficult for track, tennis, golf

The Virginia track and field squads fell well short of the team titles this weekend at the ACC Championships, but the Cavalier throwers led a pack of athletes who turned in stellar individual performances. Sophomore Brian Kollar and freshman Inge Jorgensen captured the Cavs' only conference titles, both coming in the javelin. The Cavalier men finished eighth overall, while the women - who were second after the first day of competition - wound up fourth.


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Women ousted early at ACCs

COLLEGE PARK, Md.-Trailing 8-6 against No. 1 Maryland with a minute left to play in the semifinals of the women's lacrosse ACC Tournament Friday night, Cavalier junior attacker Mills Hook took a pass from teammate Jamie Haas and backed her way within 20 feet of the Maryland goal. As Hook tried to spin past a Terrapin defender for an open shot, she slipped on the slick and soggy grass of Ludwig Field and crashed to the ground, taking No.


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Lacrosse teams start runs at ACC titles

With no team ranked lower than eighth nationally, the four-way battle for ACC women's lacrosse tournament champion promises to be nothing less than a hotly contested dogfight this weekend in College Park, Md. So far this season, no team has emerged as a definite frontrunner for the ACC trophy.


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Freshman quartet throws to victory

Highlighted by a record-breaking handful of freshmen throwers, the up-and-coming Virginia track and field team is looking to showcase its young and talented squad in the ACC Outdoor Championships, which start today and run through Saturday. The Cavalier squad, two-thirds of which are freshmen or sophomores, has been maturing all season.


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Baseball seeks to batter North Carolina

The Virginia baseball team looks to improve on its seventh-place standing in the ACC in its three-game series against North Carolina this weekend. The Cavs (17-23-1, 5-10 ACC) lost Wednesday to Virginia Tech in a 10-inning heartbreaker.